In 1889 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams co-founded the world famous Hull House, the social settlement located on Chicago's Near West Side.

Voicing a Cause, Voicing a Self: Jane Addams at the Hull House Image

Social settlements began in 1880s London as a response to urbanization, immigration, and industrialization problems. These settlement houses usually attracted educated middle-and-upper class men and women to "settle" into poor, urban neighborhoods.

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